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.5 trillion input into the economy, they help to maintain our social security system. we know that we're now a majority, children majority minority are being born inn now in the united states these kids will help beef up our social security system which we have got to strengthen right now. >> so you think looking at washington, that in this second term, the first year of the second term, the approximate it can deal with such important critical economic issues like raising the nation's set ceiling, but he can also deal with comprehensive immigration reform and also deal with the issue of gun safety out there, all three of these issues, do you think the president could juggle at the same time with congress? >> i know president barack obama, that's not the real question. the answer is yes, that's not the real question, the question is request the congress. remember the last congress was the least productive congress in 50, of years, maybe longer. and this congress has got to move in another direction, they have got to be able to chew gum and walk at the same time, yes, it doesn't feel like it b
on the gun control laws they haven't been busy working on the economy. they have also been busy demonizing their opponent. take a listen to president obama and his tone today at the press conference on gun control. >> this will be difficult. they will warn of ta tyrannical all-assault on liberty. not because it's true but they want to gin up fear for higher ratings or revenue for themselves. make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> andrea: all right. so that was a little tasteless at a press conference like that. the economy is hurting. i want to read a couple of headlines on the economy to give you pause while the fun debate is going on. one, ranks of working poor is increasing. workers are raiding the funds to pay the bills. thaw may downgrade the united states. greg, does he not want to deal with this? >> greg: this is a real issue. this speaks to two different cultures in the united states. it's a prescription of xanax. you can have your gun, protection and security. lefties like john stewart paint gun owners as paranoid, the same time on sunday that bob schieffer likens obama's battle
coming this week. joining us now is jeff clinetopp at lpl financial. on the economy, dick hoey. jeff, it's going to start with you because i'm interested to see we could have not just a lower than expected increase in earnings this year, but maybe even a negative year since aus thegs companies and profit margin is were peaking. is it possible the s&p earnings do not grow this year? >> there's a distinct possibility earnings don't grow. our expectation is they grow a very small amount, but a lot of that is coming from share buyback these year. this quicker alone is a testament to that. this fourth quarter, supposed to be the lowest earnings dollar total for any of the quarters of last year. that's not the way it's supposed to work. fourth quarters is supposed to be the highest earnings total. but we've got that uncertainty lingering for 2012. this week, we'll hear from a lot of the fms. they have the highest earnings expectations for 2013. mortgages are doing well. but the less favorable -- >> and we know how difficult it has been to grow revenues year over year. so that's difficult and y
the replacement level. and that's causing concern for california's economy because the retirement population grows and there are fewer workers to replace them. in the meantime birth rates have gone up in texas, georgia and florida. >>> 7:35. the trial and a massive corruption case involving an entire southern california city starts this week. the mayor, vice mayor and four former council members from the city of bell are charged with misappropriation of city money. prosecutors claim the city leaders looted the city's treasury to pay themselves huge salaries. the biggest compensation package was for the city's chief administrative officer of $1.5 million. jury selection begins tomorrow. >>> some san francisco muni workers earned a lot of overtime in the last fiscal year. the "san francisco chronicle" reports one supervisor worked more than 2200 hours of overtime. that's the same as working a second full-time job. in 22 of the top 25 earners in the entire city worked for muni. muni's chief says most of the overtime is due to maintenance work being done when fewer vehicles are in service which is mos
now our economy is growing and our businesses are creating new jobs. we are poised for a good year. if we make smart decisions and sound investments. as long as washington politics and do not get in the way of america's progress. as i sat on the campaign, one component to growing our economy is shrinking our deficit and a balanced and responsible way. for nearly two years now, i have been fighting for such a plan. one that would reduce our deficit by four trillion dollars over the next decade which would stabilize our debt and our deficit and sustain us for the next decade. that would be enough not only to stop the growth of our debt and the size of our economy and make it manageable. education and job training in science and research and all of those things that help us grow. step-by-step, we have made progress towards that goal. over the past few years and signed into law 1.4 trillion dollars in spending cuts. two weeks ago i signed into law more than $600 billion in revenue by making sure the wealthiest americans began to pay their fair share. when you add the money that we will
for new jobs, new opportunities and new security for the middle class. right now, our economy is growing. and our businesses are creating new jobs. so, we are poised for a good year. if we make smart decisions and sound investments. and as long as washington politics don't get in the way of america's progress. as i said on the campaign, one component to growing our economy and broadening opportunities for the middle class is shrinking deficits in a balanced and responsible way. and for nearly two years now, i have been fighting for such a plan. one that would reduce our deficits by $4 trillion over the next decades. which would stabilize our debt and deficit in a sustainable way for the next decade. that would be enough not only to stop the growth of our debt relative to the size of our economy but it would make it manageable so that it does not crowd out the investments we need to make in people, education, job training, science, medical research. step by step, we made progress towards that goal. over the past two years, i have signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two w
dan kerman is here to explain. >> when the economy outwith the economy in the dolldrums three years ago, congress created the payroll tax holiday, which cut the payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.for 2011 and 2012. meaning more money in your paycheck to spend to help get the economy going. well that so called holiday expired at the end of last year. meaning your payroll tax goes back up 2% meaning less take home pay. here's what it means. households making between 40 and 50 thousand dollars will see 579 dollars less this year. those making between 50 and 75 thousand dollars will see about 822 dollars less this year. those making between 75 and 100 thousand dollars will pay 1,206 more in tax, or 100-dollars a month the big question is, will this impact the economy? since consumers have less in their paycheck each week, even if it's 25$ a week, will they spend less? some forecasters say definitely. others say we've paid this rate for years and this 2-percent will have little impact over the long term. especially when you consider that middle class tax rates are not going up. >> pam: now th
to do. we have an economy that we so continues to grow, and won't to make sure we do everything to help that growth and continue to bring down unemployment. so, i have my offices open in the district, offices open in washington and ready to work. >> were you upset the applecart when you took on poet stark longtime california congressman and the democratic establishment in congress was behind him. resentment? lingering? any problems back there with you coming on? >> no, not at all. in fact, just last week, i was asked by the democratic house leadership to be an assistant wipp -- whip. i will be assisting the house leadership and growing our economy and i am excited to do that. i bring experience from having been a local city council member and a courtroom prosecutor, i think, especially when we talk about reasonable gun safety measures, i have been a big supporter of that. i have been working with my freshmen colleagues to take measures to protect the second amendment, but reduce gun violence in america. >> gun violence, obviously, a very hot topic right now in congress. >> yeah. >> what
, the economy will stop. we did a major outreach. we trained an outreach team, who went to every community meeting, to educate people on how bad the crisis was. not only did i tell people that we'd have to raise rates, i told them we'd have to tear up the city to repair this infrastructure. man: you can't simply say, "i won't use any water, it's too expensive." we have about 25% of our population that's at or below the poverty line, so you have to look at rate structures that are tiered so the people can pay their bills. franklin: we would love to have something like 75% federal money. we do get some federal aid and we are thankful, but on the other hand, we're paying for this primarily with new rates. we have increased our rates to among the highest in america. but not nearly as much as if we hadn't passed a one-cent sales tax dedicated to water and sewer infrastructure. hunter: that sales tax counts for about a third of the revenue of the department right now. franklin: we got 75% of the voters to agree to tax themselves so that their children and their children's children could have cle
is messing around with the full faith and credit of the united states. it would be bad for the economy when we played that game of russian roulette back in august of 2011. you could see the economy decline. you could see job creation going away. i'm with newt gingrich on this one. newt gingrich had taken a strong position that we should not use, that the republicans should not use the debt ceiling as leverage in this cutting spending. let's use the continuing resolution. let's use the sequester, but don't use the debt ceiling. that's a bad idea. >> president said he won't negotiate on the debt ceiling. >> i think he's right on that. >> senator, thank you. good to see you. >> thank you. nice to see you all. >>> and we spoke to supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. she spoke with scott pelley about her new york city home and reputation as a tough corporate lawyer. >> you write in your book that one day one of the associates one of your colleagues was on the telephone, and he described you, your words, not mine as one tough -- >> his words. >> as one tough bitch. >> yea
. i wouldn't put any jeopardizing of the economy there. shows that it is a very rational, put us on a better path and i would think all the american public could support it in the senate as well. >> the house is also suggesting a policy of no budget, no pay. if lawmakers fail to do their job, the american people shouldn't pay them. bill? >> bill: what do democrats say about all of this, mike? >> they seemed to welcome the idea, the republicans sound willing to extend the debt ceiling. a spokesman for majority leader harry reid says if the house can pass a clean debt ceiling increase to avoid default and allow the white house to to meet its existing obligations we will be happy to consider it. they don't want the drama. >> debt ceiling in a manner that causes no concern to the economy and to global markets, that does not in any way suggest that washington is about to, you know, engage in another process that results in a self-inflicted wound to the economy. >> this afternoon, carney calls on congress to pass an extension of the borrowing limit without delay. bill? >> bill: get rea
the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. martha: hmmm. there you go. iowa republican congressman steve king joins me now. so those are your two options. you can either crash the american economy or you can raise the debt limit or refuse to raise the debt limit. what do you pick, congressman king? >> isn't that masterful political rhetoric coming from the president? if you listen to him talk, there is a little pause in his selection of words there, you it is choreographed and carefully chosen but the american people will be able to see through this i believe. the first problem we need to deal with, martha, the misuse of the term default that emerged in the last debt ceiling crisis in august of 2011 when used on both sides of the aisle, when we reach the point the united states didn't have anymore borrowing authority that automatically meant default. it doesn't. that was a false definition then. it is a false definition now. we have enough money to operate essential components of this government that we can go on for a very long time. this
lawmakers accountable for what they're doing or not doing to the economy. i am the network's chief business correspondent in addition to anchoring the show. it's a title i earned covering economies and businesses and stock marks around the world. you can see me do that every weekday morning on a show called "world business today." next week, i'll be talking to some of the smartest most powerful minds in business who have an impact on your prosperity. let me show you where i'm going. davos is in the eastern part of squitser land in the swiss alps. it is the highest city in europe. a little more than 10,000 people live there, but every year some of the biggest names in business come in for the world economic for forum. it turns out to be the coldest place in europe and maybe the best place to take the temperature of the global economy. i'll be thousands of miles away but not going to forget about my job. my fox will be on what role the u.s. plays in the global economy and what 2013 is going to look like to the global business elite because their decisions will have an impact on investment and
the debt ceiling or put the u.s. economy st. at risk. it's tuesday, january 15th, 2013 and "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. we've been watching the u.s. equity futures and at least at this point you can see they do look like they're indicated to open a little lower. right now, dow futures down by about 16 points below fair value. the s&p futures are about 2 points below fair value. we have some different nebs going on at the top of the screen than we do on that fair value board. we'll check on that, as well. >>> dell is said to be in talks with private companies in reports of a possible guyout. the journal says jpmorgan is involved in the negotiations. dell shares have been soaring near an eight-month high on first word of this news yesterday. you can see up about close to 2% to the premarket sales. 64 is the last dip. in other technology news, facebook is holing a press conference today. no word on what the big announcement will be. you've heard a lot of analy
called you yet? >> we want to make sure we do everything to help the economy grow and continue to bring down unemployment so i've got my offices open in the district, offices opened in washington and ready to work. >> were you upset -- you upset the apple cart when you took on pete stark and much of the democrat establishment in congress was behind him. resentments lingering? any problems out there with you coming on? >> no. last week i was asked by the democrat leadership to be an assistant whip. i will be assisting the house leadership in growing our middle class, making sure our economy continues to grow. i'm excited to do that. i bring experience from having been a local city council member and also a courtroom prosecutor and i think especially when we talk about reasonable gun safety measures, i have been a big supporter of that and i've already been working with my freshmen colleagues to take measures to protect the sacred amendment but -- second amendment but reduce gun violence in america. >> gun violence obviously a very hot topic in
temperature of the global economy. i'll be thousands of miles away but not going to forget about my job. my fox will be on what role the u.s. plays in the global economy and what 2013 is going to look like to the global business elite because their decisions will have an impact on investment and job creation right here in the united states. if you've got questions you want me to ask, you're unclear how the u.s. fits into the global economy right now, hit me up before i go or while i'm there. and tune in here saturdays as the 1:00 p.m. eastern, suns at 3:00. thanks for joining the conversation here on "your $$$$$" and have a fantastic $$$$$" and have a fantastic weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a beautiful day on the national mall. hello, everyone. it's 2:00 on the east coast. 11:00 a.m. out west. thank you for joining us. i'm kate bolduan. >> i'm john berman. great to see you here today. we are live in washington, d.c., covering a huge event for this city and a huge event for the entire country. president barack obama's second inauguration. >> you can just see the
, he's got a hundred days, really maybe a year to create his legacy. we're hearing the economy, taxes, gun control, immigration, energy policy. i look for him to hit on those themes, and i look for a theme of unit. i'll look to see if he can bring boehner and the republicans over or if he's going to try to exercise in a second term as a campaign style president, one role he's more comfortable in, really, than governing. >> just briefly here because we mentioned history and we started off the show talking about president george washington's second address which was only 135 words, shortest in history. when you look over history, what do you look to as a very significant inauguration, a point of comparison, if you will, to others? >> sure. well, this one feels to me like bush's, g.w. bushes 2004 election. i look to others as more inspirational. i look at the highenned security during lincoln's reelection where he referenced god 14 times, trying to bring the country together during a civil war that was dividing our nation. i look at the depression and fdr, trying to tell people that fear
republicans, who want to tie the debt ceiling to cutting spending and obama says blow up the economy and risk the full faith and credit of the united states and to do so is irresponsible, the consequences of not paying our bill would be disastrous. the charges went on and on and on and made it sound like only an anarchist would oppose raising the debt ceiling. listen to this: . >> what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people, the threat that unless we get our way, unless you gut medicare or medicaid or otherwise slash things that the american people don't believe should be slashed, that we're going to threaten to wreck the entire economy. look, i don't think anybody would consider my position unreasonable here. democrats don't like voting for the debt ceiling when the republican's president, but you never saw the situation in which democrats suggested somehow that we would go ahead and default if we didn't get 100% of our way, that's just not how it's supposed to work. >> sean: hearing that i can't help, but be reminded of obama's record on the
are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. >> if you have got a job and got your first paycheck of the new year, i bet you have noticed that your pay was less than the amount of your last check of 2012. and you are not the only one. thousands have taken to twitter to give their thoughts on the new payroll tax increase. here is just a few samples. one said just noticed all my employees part time hourly and et cetera will have more tax dollars taken out of their checks contrary to president's promise. liar? another one says did new tax goes into effect today? something i don't understand about the fiscal cliff. i got a raise yet, my paycheck got smaller. obama promised to increase taxes on families raising less than $250,000 a year. why do i have $30 less in my paycheck, mr. president. the president and his fellow democrats aren't done yet. they now want to increase more tax revenue by limiting your deductions. joining me to talk about the impact of these
're seeing is your typical gasoline-engine cars getting really good fuel economy. 30 and 40 miles per gallon. >> reporter: 50 new vehicles will be unveiled at this showing, including the new corvette, uncovered last night. >> that will be the star of the show. >> reporter: a close second might be the array of new luxury vehicles which these days come mo more than just leather sheets. mercedes revamped the popular e class of cars and overnight released its first compact. >> we are very, very sure this goes right into the center of the heart of our u.s. customers. >> reporter: a customer base that industrywide continues to grow. >> we are seeing the best sales since 2007. >> reporter: and this week in the motor city we're getting a first look at what they'll be buying. and a marketplace that from the looks of things here, veronica, will be defined by some sleek lines and strong technology. that's the latest live in detroit. i'm jay gray, veronica, what model can i bring home to you? >> i like the new corvette. can you put that in your pocket? >> i'll just drive it home. >> reporte >> sounds go
into the mainstream, competing for jobs and changing the economy. you would think they would run into each other. >> yeah, you would think that, but it never happens. >> when i see what computers and robots can do right now, i think we're going to find ourselves in a world where the work, as we currently think about it, is largely done by machines. >> pelley: this is where you grew up? >> in a public housing project. hola. ¿como estas? >> welcome to your old neighborhood. >> gracias. >> pelley: supreme court justice
of that. we've got to get back to number one priority of creating jobs and getting this economy turned around. >> the dundee bait given the timing of the newtown shooting has become a big part of what the president wants to accomplish in this term. how devisive do you think it's going to be? >> i hope it's not divisive at all. the idea that we lost 20 precious children hopefully we hear this week from the gun control task force that the democrats have put forth from the wide range of gun rights and supporters and gun control advocates. i think we need to come together as a country as president obama said and say enough. >> thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you very much. >>> president obama said recently that he likes a good party as much as anyone and he's about to get his chance. after the inauguration ceremonies, washington turns into party town. inaugural parties are paid for with the private donations, and big donors expect some presidential face time and possibly some favors in return. and there's no limit on how much they can g
. >> what's the biggest misconception about our economy? >> is that the did he haeficit biggest problem we face. the deficit is not the biggest problem we face. the biggest problem we face is jobs. and wages. >> for decades we've been told don't tax the upper class because the less tax they have, the better it is for the middle class. true or false? >> false. the idea of the job creators belies -- the truth about the economy is the vast middle class, everybody is aspiring to join the middle class, they are the job creators because their spending creates jobs. >> we've been sold on this for years. >> i don't know why they've been sold on this. trickle-down economics, the idea if you give more tax breaks to people at the top and companies at the top, you're going to create jobs, has been proven over and over again to be false. >> some amazing insight. what's next for robert reich? he says if the president asks, he would go back to washington. as for now he loves teaching at cal and just released his latest book called "beyond outraged. "you can find the segment on nbcbayarea.com/the intervie
in office. >>> it felt like the economy was starting to turn. at the same time the interest rates kept getting lower and lower. >> taking advantage of a housing boom in the golden state. the sign the housing market is recovering in california and the rest of the country. >>> welcome back to first coast news at 11:00. it is 9:00 -- cbs 5 eyewitness news. it is 9:00, january january 20th. i am anne makovec. >> and i am phil matier. i just got word that president obama did complete his swearing in. >> yes. he did it before the top of the hour. >> the president just finished his private swearing in ceremony as we just mentioned at the was. supreme court chief justice roberts is there and using the first lady's family bible. here it is. >> i pa rack hussien obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> thank you, sweet
that shape. but they have changed it up a lot. fuel economy has been a good selling point in the corvette. >> final question, does winning these top honors help auto manufacturers sell these cars? >> you know, that's always a big question. the bottom line is yes, they do. they do help auto dealers. it is no guarantee. we have certain seen cars win these awards in the past and then just fail in the marketplace, just for whatever reason they didn't catch on with customers. it helps, but it's certainly not enough to do all about itself. >> peter from cnn money.com. thank you so much. >>> a talk back question for you, what's the best way to honor the newtown victims. you can face book me at facebook.com/carolcnn. >>> we want to take you to baltimore now, it is the johns hopkins summit on gun control. mayor michael bloomberg is speaking. >> including private sales at gun shows and online. these private sales now account for more than 40% of all gun sales nationally, which means that in 2012 alone, there were more than 6 million gun sales that happened with no background checks. many of those g
for the economy and global markets. >> longstanding tradition for the congress to raise the debt ceiling. this is power they have given themselves, the point is without delay. a monthly extension is drama. so, what, congress should simply do its job. it should not, we're not going to negotiate over extending the debt ceiling. >> reporter: jay carney said they should avoid another process that causes self-inflicted wound to the economy. jenna. jenna: mike emanuel in washington. mike, thank you. jon: on capitol hill concern is growing over what could happen if the country defaults on its debt. right now administration wants to pay the bill in the order which they are received but republicans say there is a better way that might even avoid default. chief political correspondent carl cameron is live in washington for us. so what are the alternatives here, carl? what's the plan? >> reporter: well, they're talking about plans and none of the alternatives are particularly good because the situation is so bad. with the white house refusing to negotiate spending cuts with republicans as part of a
. >> the recovering the economy and high gas prices are driving record riders ship on bart. >> but the increase in passengers could bring problems as the transit district does not act to increase its capacity and rejuvenate its aging infrastructure. >> bart riders it has increased 6% over last year of the agency only anticipated a rise of about 2%. >> bart officials say to handle growth without dismissing service it needs to, the agency needs to beef up orders new train cars and increase capacity of platforms at the busiest bart stations. >> many of the times by a $18 million over budget and the first year mayor ed lease administration. >> officials say overtime work more than double the salary of some in the employes, with one muni mechanic raking in an extra $160,000. >> employees say a lot of the overtime and for working to get many new train control system operating. >> overall, many as 22 of the city's top 25 overtime wage earners, far outpacing the usual leaders to work in police and fire. >> we now know, the lance the falcons will face off against the san francisco 49ers next sunday. >>
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. >> tech production tends to sink lower when the economy is struggling and when things are going well, drive us out of recession according to ross duval, study author. things are booming now and the numbers would support that. according to a new report on startups compiled by researchers, silicon 1234r50e8 12 was the best place in the world to start a company. >>> that might explain the area's number one ranking notice milken study but also consider these tidbits. san jose's wage growth dropped almost 2% in the last year, per the u.s. labor statistics and santa clara's unemployment rate, while a steady 7.7% is good for just seventh best in the state of california. >> job growth here greatly exceeds what we're seeing in any other metro area in the country. the challenge is there are still many families struggling as we know. unemployment exceeds 8% in san jose. >> and council mann's remarks there summarize the situation well. we are adding the most jobs of any place in the country here in silicon valley. that's true. startups are flourishing. but the overall economy by standard measure
to the u.s. economy. >> for his part, president obama is expected to lay out a white house plan for immigration in the coming weeks, perhaps during next month's state of the union address. >>> former utah governor jon huntsman is promoting a problem- solving approach in congress, with his bipartisan movement that he calls no labels. >> it's a dysfunction of congress that's now becoming our nation's dysfunction. we're becoming disfigured in a sense, our economy is, because congress is so far behind in the game. >> we don't even know our colleagues in congress out of 435. so this gives us a chance. no labels gives us that venue to sit down and have meaningful conversation. >> so far, 25 members of congress have signed on to quit the finger-pointing and focus on solutions. former governor huntsman says he hopes to get at least 50 more. >>> there were protests all across the u.s. this weekend to mark the 11th anniversary of a prison. human rights groups are demanding be shut down. ktvu's christien kafton talked with those opposed to the camp at guantanamo bay, who say they are disap
does not raise the debt ceiling the economy could crash and there could be delays for social security checks and veterans' benefits. >>> things that men will do to i am privilege women. an aussie free diver says he got into the sport to win over a few girls at the public to impress women. he won more than the girls. the 32-year-old is making a nam for himself in diving. he can actually hold his breath under water for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. he is a champion in the second most dangerous sport in the world and he credits the peretti local girls he pretty local girls he met. >> he challenged them at the bar. >> he became an australian champion. >> he was on "60 minutes." he drops down over 200 feet. >> good luck. >>> 5:19. coming up, hear why the key to beating the falcons might not be colin kaepernick after all. >> plus, the cbs station in green bay makes good on our 9ers packers championship game bet. don't miss it. >> oh, boy. so... [ gasps ] these are sandra's "homemade" yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? i just wanted you to eat more fiber.
.s. economy is, quote, not yet out of the woods. the nation's top banker says avoiding the fiscal cliff was good, especially since the alternative would have probably been another recession. but he says there's more work ahead, such as raising the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. >>> coca-cola is running spots on cable television that say it's doing its part on obesity. the ads point out that more than one-fourth of its beverages are low-calorie. and burning off the 180 calories from a can of coke can be fun. critics say the commercials minimize the issue and are just damage control. >>> apple is on fire over its stock slump. shares are down to about $500, off almost one-third since last september. the stock peaked at more than $700 when the iphone 5 was announced. sales of the phone are pretty weak, putting pressure on apple to develop a cheaper version. >>> and another darling of silicon valley is promising a big announcement today. but facebook isn't saying exactly what all this is about. most observers think it has something to do with internet searches, going head-
apply the u.s. still driving the u.s. economy. >> this is a big problem. big problem for driving businesses out of the united states. one of the most shocking things i thought was that europe and that office condition is narrowing the gaps to the united states as far as their economic freedom. sweden. another way, germany. this is where a lot of businesses want to go to duck business. they are leaving the united states in many cases. also switzerland only consider three economic freedom country in the world. grease again mostly unfreed according to the raifrngings. the most shocking thing is the united states continues to fall in the rankings. the overall trend however is some good news. there is good news here. economic freedom seems to be increasing. bad news for us at home is a lot of businesses may be taking here. we need them to keep people from being greedy and corrupt and whatnot. >> i think a big part of this study was government spending. in the overall global improvements we have seen in economic freedom is people are cutting back in spending. that's improving overall g
that is unacceptable. >> a self-inflicted wound on the economy. it would slow down our growth, might tip us into recession. and ironically, would probably increase our deficit. >> reporter: and it would, the president warned, delay checks for social security and veterans' benefits. the president also said he would soon ask lawmakers to create new gun laws in the wake of the newtown massacre. he will likely seek universal background checks, limit on high-capacity magazines and a ban on assault weapons. reporting live here from the newsroom, i'm bob redell. >> bob, thank you very much. >>> after nearly two months in the hospital, former president george h.w. bush has been discharged. nbc news learning doctors at methodist hospital in houston, texas releasing the 88-year-old bush just this morning. he was admitted november 23rd for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. in december, the nation's 41st president spent a week in the hospital's intensive care unit for treatment of a persistent fever. no word so far whether the elder bush will return to his houston home or be moved to rehabilitat
the economy at rigs being. boeing fell 2% in after hours trading after faa grounded dream liners. and apple stock went up 4%. >> a veteran actor spent golden years here in the bay area has died. he was best known for the role in "diff'rent strokes", playing a wealthy white widower raising two sons of his african american housekeeper. a native of canada he had a long career in the movies and stage a cording to his daughter he died at home in livermore. conrad bain >>> a coalition of consumer groups is asking the federal government to take a look at the lending practices of san francisco based wells fargo bank. >> that is right. they're concerned about a program they claim is like a pay day loan product. >> michael finney is here now with a story of a woman comparing her experience to a debt trap. >> yes this, wells fargo prefers to call the program a direct deposit advance, charging 1 path $50 for every $20 borrowed. your loan must be paid in full when the next check arrives. the fee on the loan is equivalent of a percentage rate of 108%. a 30 day loan, 91%. annette smith of rockland needed
the penny on how you drive it. i am not one that has bought american but in the recent the economy and improvement in quality i am willing to put my teenage years behind me and say american cars are good. >> america is back! >> in september apple at problems with phone supplies. >> apple had a really good year last year overall. >> is a big pullback from its all-time highs. the question is does it break away of microsoft and h-p and become old tired technology company that cannot read and then to itself? or with $100 billion in cash today build more to users to look for value. is this just a blip? the big story is the cutting iphone orders and that is not a big story. they had problems with their maps, they're no longer cool to teenagers. in 10 to 15 years do i think this will be a microsoft? i do a i don't think they will age gracefully. they have a good product at this point in time but not a great product. they need to improve their services and their software. the stock has gone sideways h-p it is up and their numbers for computers sold. everyone tries to play this game and gav
forced a leap in fuel economy. gm is not saying how much the new corvette will cost but, terrell, i can see you zipping around in that. looking good. >> until they actually say how much it costs. >> do a lot of test drives around town. >> ashley morrison here in new york. ash, good to see you. have a good one. >>> straight ahead, your monday morning weather. and in sports the nfl's final four are set. we'll show you who will be playing for the right to go to the super bowl. r the right to go to the super bowl. [ ariel ] my mother was never into our coffee at all. she would only get a splash of coffee in her cup and then fill the rest up with cream and it -- mommy, what's going on? what are you doing? so when we did the blonde roast she finally went from a splash of coffee to only a splash of cream. and i thought that was so cool, i said "well she's enjoying this." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] sheets or bar, how do you get your bounce? i'm a sheets girl, but i don't just put'em in the dryer to freshen up my clothes. i put'em in my shoes i put'em in my car i put'em in
felt like the economy was starting to turn and at the same time, the interest rates kept getting lower and lower. that created a sense of urgency. >> reporter: they are hardly alone. at this development east of los angeles, sales have tripled over the last year. they're now selling homes faster than they can build them. >> this community is hoppin''. there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: real estate agent rose broghamer says it's a stark contrast to the scene here five years ago when the real estate boom went bust. there was a period where this was kind of like a ghost town. >> that's a really good word for it. it was very desolate. i did a lot of short sales helped a lot of people move out of their homes, out of their dream homes and had nowhere to put them. >> reporter: and now it's exactly the opposite. >> absolute. now we're seeing it come full circle. >> reporter: and then some. >> this is our master bedroom. >> reporter: the omens haven't even furnished their four-bedroom home with a view but they've already been approached by people asking. >> are you interested in selling? i
guy. i'm just -- i'm just a victim of this economy. >> reporter: but the tenants say they are the real victims in this case. in san francisco, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> well, it is the go to website before going out. now yelp will offer more than food reviews. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts on the additional information being offered to diners in san francisco. >> reporter: when it comes to eating out, clean is just as important as the cuisine. >> it's definitely important to me how clean a restaurant is. it's very important. >> you don't want to go into a restaurant and end up with ptomaine poisoning. >> reporter: well, starting this week san francisco diners will have one more protection against food-borne illnesses. yelp will now post the san francisco health department inspection results next to their reviews and star ratings. so your standard search will also include the numerical grade given to the restaurant from 0 to 100 on its last inspection. >> anything from the structural condition of the restaurant to if there's
it mean to the local economy? >> oh, a lot. this guy, he won't have a job. >> normally we're done november lobstering and that's gonna last until -- the money i made will last until april when we start lobstering again. >> reporter: the cold water shrimp population has dropped by 20 million pounds since 2009. researcher don perkins studies these waters and says they don't know if it's due to climate change, a natural cycle, or both. >> this past year is one of the warmest years we've had here. the bottom temperature here in the gulf of maine where shrimp are caught have been three degrees to five degrees fahrenheit above normal. and that's a huge increase in temperature in the marine environment. >> reporter: how could you characterize the shrimp stocks off the coast of maine today? >> in critical condition. >> reporter: critical? >> critical condition. >> reporter: patrick kelleher is the commissioner of the maine department of marine resources. it's his job to protect the fishery. so he and a committee took the step of limiting the shrimp catch to less than one and a half million pounds-
for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> as you would expect, republicans quick to respond. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said in part the president and his allies need to get serious about spending, and the debt-limit debate is the perfect time for it. republican congresswoman marsha blackburn of tennessee took it a step further, suggesting her party was ready for a government shutdown. >> we're going to look at all of these options. you know, there is the option of government shutdown. there is an option of raising the debt ceiling in short-term increments. >> would you be willing, if you don't get the kind of cuts that you think are necessary, would you be willing to go into default or to shut down the government? >> i think that there is a way to avoid default if it requires shutting down certain portions of the government, let's look at that. >> according to a recent gallup poll, there are growing concerns about washington's
year and the fourth year. >> harder when he's a candidate to an achieve. the economy, they said if they passed the massive unemployment, it'd keep under 8%, it was spiked up to 10% and down to 7.8 and they say it's a fail. and killed osama bin laden, and passed health care, what kind of program we'll be we're only getting it now, it passed two years ago. >> alisyn: and iraq, promised to end iraq and making steps towards that as well. >> iraq and afghanistan. >> although unemployment continues to be a problem. i read this morning one more person unemployed, manti te'o's imagery girlfriend has lost her job. >> her imagery job. >> she didn't show up. >> we found out she was alive before she didn't exist. >> and people in kentucky picked up a phone and senator mitch mcconnell was calling them on the television and recorded a message sent out to about 250,000 people who live in kentucky. and who own guns who are hunters and he personally pledged as the minority leader in the u.s. senate, he will not allow the president's gun control measures to go through. and here is a little bit of
is hurting the economy. the government has hit its borrowing limit and is expected to run out of ways to pay bills by early march. most people have never heard launchers and other weapons. former president bush is finally released from a hospital. right now, 40's through daly city. as for the current temperatures? quickly dropping into the 40's. 44 in daly city. a 49 in fremont. but we are in for a nother round of the 30's and '40's again tonight. from the san mateo bridge we are seeing clear skies. the cold air mass with the combination of these things and a light went with cold temperatures and yet again the. taking a look at futurecast. widespread 30's. take a look a your screen. already 20's and 30's for the north bay. temperatures will start to warm up of but very slowly. still dealing with a 30 degree readings. temperatures in your neighborhood, coming up. >> most people have never heard of that. next at 5. more tonight at 5-30. >> most people have never heard of it. but in the past few days, the african nation of mali has emerged as a new battleground in the war on terror. kron four's
the failure to raise the debt ceiling would send shock waves through the economy both national and global. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the president's statement is speculative and not true because, frankly, no one knows what programs will be short changed if the u.s. can't meet its payment obligations. it's never happened before. but here is what we do know courtesy of the bipartisan policy center. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling the gove
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